AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile Vow To Fight 'Cramming' Fees

Law360, Los Angeles (November 21, 2013, 7:55 PM EST) -- Telecom giants AT&T Inc., Sprint Corp. and T-Mobile US Inc. have agreed to stop commercial “premium text messages,” which account for the majority of third-party charges and “cramming” complaints from users, Maryland's attorney general announced Thursday.

Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler says the three phone carriers' agreements to no longer charge their customers for Premium Short Messaging Services could be a “major breakthrough” in the fight against mobile phone cramming.

"This is a positive development for all cellphone users in Maryland and across the nation," Gansler...
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